A Congressman is citing the recent theft of an unencrypted laptop containing health information on 616 veterans as evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not doing enough to protect information.
The federal government is seeking a contractor to help assess healthcare cybersecurity risks in the public and private sectors.
The contractor also will create and test risk mitigation strategies. The results of the project will help support development of federal policies.
Joy Pritts, J.D., has been named the first chief privacy officer within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ONC is a unit within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is carrying out the provisions of the HITECH Act, including beefed up information security...
Khalid Kark, vice president at Forrester Research, recently wrote an in-depth report on healthcare information security in which he described five key principles.
In an interview, Kark discusses each principle, including:
Take a risk-based approach and look beyond regulatory compliance, focusing instead on...
Interview with Lydia Parnes, Former Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection
Privacy, data security and consumer protection - three of the top concerns to organizations everywhere. And they are three of the topics nearest and dearest to Lydia Parnes, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's...